There are so many great things to do this weekend — San Diego has a full slate of family activities and fun events to attend, starting today through Sunday!
West Sycamore Star Party
Mission Trails Regional Park hosts this free stargazing party at the West Sycamore Canyon Staging Area located at the east end of Stonebridge Parkway. The viewing shindig will be led by the park’s volunteer George Varga. Telescopes will be available for attendees to use to view the stars and planets.
When: Friday, March 4 | 6:30pm
Where: Mission Trains Regional Park | 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA 92119
More information: www.mtrp.org/events
The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch
Spring is in the air and Carlsbad is in bloom at the Flower Fields, open daily through May 8th. Take yourself out of the ordinary and spend a few hours in one of nature’s wonders – our Fields of Dreams, our Fields of Color. A place where kids can run and adults can linger – 50 acres of extraordinary color in bloom on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean, with a special nursery, garden, and gift shop by Armstrong Garden Centers, and festivals throughout the season.
When: Now through May 8, 2016| 9am – 6pm
Where: The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch | 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA
Cost: $14 for adults, $13 for seniors 60+, $7 for children 3-10
More Info: www.theflowerfields.com
29th Annual Koi Show
The world’s largest Koi show comes to San Diego this Saturday. Stop by the free festival to marvel at more than 300 Koi displayed at Del Mar Fairgrounds in competition. Vendors will also be selling art, t-shirts, pond equipment and Koi of all sizes. If you’re looking to get a Koi garden started, experienced owners can offer advice.
When: Saturday & Sunday, March 5 & 6 | starting at 9am
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
More information: 29th Annual Koi Show
Seaport Village Busker Festival
San Diego’s Seaport Village hosts the only Busker Festival in Southern California. We bring professionals from across the country to perform their bizarre talents from sword swallowing to knife throwing to pogo stick tricks and juggling on unicycles. Throughout the two-day festival, some of the nation’s top performers fill the bay front village drawing visitors to shop, dine and enjoy an entire day of one-of-a-kind entertainment.
When: Saturday & Sunday, March 5 & 6 | 12 – 6pm
Where: Seaport Village | 849 West Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101
More information: http://www.seaportvillage.com/events-calendar/busker-festival
31st Annual Spring Home Garden Show
The Spring Home/Garden Show returns to Del Mar Fairgrounds March 4-6, 2016 for a three-day extravaganza of inspiring real “Garden Masters” landscapes, hands-on demonstrations, hundreds of home-improvement products and services exhibitors, educational seminars, plant sales, and face-to-face consultations with top experts — all with the convenience of one-stop shopping for everything pertaining to home and garden, inside and outside. Much more info on their website or here.
When: Friday, March 4 starting at 11am | Saturday, March 5, 10am | Sunday, March 6, 10am
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, CA
Cost: Free – $10
More information: www.delmarfairgrounds.com
Cherry Blossom Festival
The Cherry Blossom Festival, or Sakura Matsuri, is an opportunity to partake in the Japanese custom of hanami, enjoying the beauty of cherry blossom flowers. We will also have food, cultural performances, beer garden, and activities for the whole family.
When: Saturday & Sunday, March 5 & 6 | 10am
Where: Japanese Friendship Garden | 2215 Pan American Rd E,, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $8 general admission, $7 seniors and students
More information: www.niwa.org
Free Family Day And Eco Fair
Enjoy this free event with the kids at our Indoor Family Day and Eco Fair presented by the San Diego Audubon Society Bird Festival.
When: Sunday, March 6 | 10am
Where: Marina Village Conference Center | 1936 Quivira Way, San Diego, CA 92109
More information: San Diego Audubon Society Bird Festival